Zeta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma
Alpha Phi Sigma [APS on Facebook] is the only nationally accredited criminal justice honor society for criminal justice students. The Zeta Beta chapter at Loyola University New Orleans recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in or pursuing a minor in criminal justice. Membership is by invitation only, based on academic acheivement as outlined below.
Alpha Phi Sigma was founded at Washington State University in 1942. The executive board of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) designated Alpha Phi Sigma as the official National Criminal Justice Honor Society of the discipline on March 24, 1976. Presently, Alpha Phi Sigma has over two hundred and eighty chapters in operation.
Since 1978, Alpha Phi Sigma has held its national conference in conjunction with the annual ACJS meeting. The Academy's continued support of Alpha Phi Sigma serves to enhance Alpha Phi Sigma's purpose - the recognition of scholarly achievement in the field of criminal justice. Alpha Phi Sigma was granted membership by the Association of College Honor Societies in 1980.
Zeta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma was founded at Loyola University New Orleans in 2003. Undergraduate membership is by invitation and requires that the candidate has completed the equivalent of 3 full-time semesters of academic work (45 semester hours, with at least 12 hours in criminal justice coursework) with an overall 3.2 (using a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) and a 3.2 GPA in the candidate's criminal justice coursework. Graduate students are invited to membership after 12 credit hours of graduate course work with a minimum of 3.4 GPA. Individuals who have made significant contributions to the practice of criminal justice are invited to join by a 2/3 affirmative vote of the active membership. For more information, please contact Dr. Kelly Frailing, Chapter Faculty Advisor or call 504.865.3323.